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INDIA/
RTR3HUCD
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his...
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his visit to a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION HEALTH SOCIETY)
Health
Health
Myanmar's Leprosy Hospice - 24 Jan 2014
13 PICTURES
MYANMAR/
RTX17QOV
January 23, 2014
Patient Win May, 77, lies in bed at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patient Win May, 77, lies in bed at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
Patient Win May, 77, lies in bed at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPERS
RTR34S6E
July 10, 2012
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, sits in a wheelchair at the isolated village of Nigua...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Puello, 71-year-old leprosy affected man, sits in a wheelchair at the isolated village of Nigua in the...
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, sits in a wheelchair at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPER
RTR34S5D
July 10, 2012
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, repairs a cell phone at the isolated village of Nigua...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Puello, 71-year-old leprosy affected man, repairs a cell phone at the isolated village of Nigua in the...
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, repairs a cell phone at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPER
RTR34S52
July 09, 2012
A nun tends to Joaquin Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, at the isolated village of Nigua in...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Nun tends to Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio...
A nun tends to Joaquin Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosys hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR30A92
April 03, 2012
A woman affected by leprosy begs for alms at a traffic junction in Mumbai April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Danish...
Mumbai, India
A woman affected by leprosy begs for alms at a traffic junction in Mumbai
A woman affected by leprosy begs for alms at a traffic junction in Mumbai April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTXVS66
December 16, 2010
A leprosy affected man begs for money in central Bangkok December 16, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND...
Bangkok, Thailand
A leprosy affected man begs for money in central Bangkok
A leprosy affected man begs for money in central Bangkok December 16, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSWF
October 24, 2010
Hoang Tie Loi, a 90 year old leprosy affected woman, stands after planting a banana tree in the village...
Van Mon, Vietnam
Hoang Tie Loi stands after planting a banana tree in the village of Van Mon south of Hanoi
Hoang Tie Loi, a 90 year old leprosy affected woman, stands after planting a banana tree in the village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSWD
October 24, 2010
A leprosy affected man hangs clothes in the isolated village of Van Mon south of Hanoi October 24, 2010....
Van Mon, Vietnam
A leprosy affected man hangs clothes in the isolated village of Van Mon
A leprosy affected man hangs clothes in the isolated village of Van Mon south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSW4
October 24, 2010
A leprosy affected woman brushes teeth in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24,...
Van Mon, Vietnam
A leprosy affected woman brushes teeth in the isolated village of Van Mon
A leprosy affected woman brushes teeth in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSVM
October 24, 2010
A leprosy affected man sleeps in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More...
Van Mon, Vietnam
A leprosy affected man sleeps in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi
A leprosy affected man sleeps in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSVJ
October 24, 2010
Nguyen Ba Chuyen, a 77 year old leprosy affected man, passes the time in the isolated village of Van...
Van Mon, Vietnam
Nguyen Ba Chuyen passes the time in the isolated village of Van Mon south of Hanoi
Nguyen Ba Chuyen, a 77 year old leprosy affected man, passes the time in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSVC
October 24, 2010
Leprosy affected people pray at a Buddhist pagoda in their isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi...
Van Mon, Vietnam
Leprosy affected people pray at a Buddhist pagoda in their isolated village of Van Mon
Leprosy affected people pray at a Buddhist pagoda in their isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSUZ
October 24, 2010
A leprosy affected woman prays at a Buddhist pagoda in the isolated village of Van Mon south of Hanoi...
Van Mon, Vietnam
A leprosy affected woman prays at a Buddhist pagoda in the isolated village of Van Mon
A leprosy affected woman prays at a Buddhist pagoda in the isolated village of Van Mon south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSTI
October 24, 2010
Leprosy-affected people play cards in their isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010....
Van Mon, Vietnam
Leprosy-affected people play cards in their isolated village of Van Mon near Hanoi
Leprosy-affected people play cards in their isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSL7
October 24, 2010
A female leper rests in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600...
Van Mon, Vietnam
A female leper rests in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi
A female leper rests in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
VIETNAM/
RTXTSKB
October 24, 2010
Nguyen Nga Tap, an 88-year-old leprosy-affected man, plays with his cats in the isolated village of Van...
Van Mon, Vietnam
Nguyen, a leprosy-affected man, plays with his cats in the isolated village of Van Mon near Hanoi
Nguyen Nga Tap, an 88-year-old leprosy-affected man, plays with his cats in the isolated village of Van Mon south of Hanoi October 24, 2010. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (VIETNAM - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RTR2E45U
May 20, 2010
LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES - Map and chart global leprosy prevalence rates and cases. Accompanies Reuters...
Beijing, China
LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES C
LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES - Map and chart global leprosy prevalence rates and cases. Accompanies Reuters feature LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES. RNGS. (SIN02)
LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES
RTR2E448
May 20, 2010
Recovered leper Lui Sang, 81, rests at a leprosy village in Liangjiang in China's southern Guangdong...
LIANGJIANG, China
Recovered leper Lui Sang, 81, rests at a leprosy village in Liangjiang in China's southern Guangdong...
Recovered leper Lui Sang, 81, rests at a leprosy village in Liangjiang in China's southern Guangdong province May 15, 2010. Lui fell ill with leprosy when he was a child, like his older brother, and was sent to this village in 1958. Geneticists recently found variants of seven genes which may increase a person's susceptibility to leprosy - calling into question an old belief that it is an infectious disease that is transmitted via droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person. Picture taken May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Staff (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH)
LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES
RTR2E444
May 20, 2010
Recovered leper Siu Yukfang, 73, is pictured with hare's eyes, a condition where nerves around the eyes...
LIANGJIANG, China
Recovered leper Siu Yukfang, 73, is pictured with hare's eyes, a condition where nerves around the eyes...
Recovered leper Siu Yukfang, 73, is pictured with hare's eyes, a condition where nerves around the eyes die, leaving her unable to shut her eyelids, at a leprosy village in Lianjiang in China's southern Guangdong province May 15, 2010. Geneticists recently found variants of seven genes which may increase a person's susceptibility to leprosy - calling into question an old belief that it is an infectious disease that is transmitted via droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person. Picture taken May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Staff (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH)
LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES
RTR2E441
May 20, 2010
A nurse attends to a recovered leper with a deformed right foot at a leprosy village in Lianjiang in...
LIANGJIANG, China
A nurse attends to a recovered leper with a deformed right foot at a leprosy village in Lianjiang in...
A nurse attends to a recovered leper with a deformed right foot at a leprosy village in Lianjiang in China's southern Guangdong province May 15, 2010. Geneticists recently found variants of seven genes which may increase a person's susceptibility to leprosy - calling into question an old belief that it is an infectious disease that is transmitted via droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person. Picture taken May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Staff (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH)
LEPROSY-SCIENCE/GENES
RTR2E43X
May 20, 2010
A recovered leper with deformed feet and hands tries on customised shoes at a leprosy village in Lianjiang...
LIANGJIANG, China
A recovered leper with deformed feet and hands tries on customised shoes at a leprosy village in Lianjiang...
A recovered leper with deformed feet and hands tries on customised shoes at a leprosy village in Lianjiang in China's southern Guangdong province May 1, 2010. Geneticists recently found variants of seven genes which may increase a person's susceptibility to leprosy - calling into question an old belief that it is an infectious disease that is transmitted via droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person. Picture taken May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Staff (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH)
INDIA
RTR26FCA
August 05, 2009
A sacred thread known as "Rakhi" is seen tied on the wrist of a leprosy-affected man during Raksha Bandhan...
Chandigarh, India
Rakhi is seen tied on wrist of leprosy-affected man during Raksha Bandhan festival in Chandigarh
A sacred thread known as "Rakhi" is seen tied on the wrist of a leprosy-affected man during Raksha Bandhan festival at Kushat Aashram, a home for leprosy-affected people, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh August 5, 2009. Rakhi, a Hindu festival also known as Raksha Bandhan, is an event where a sister ties a sacred thread around her brother's wrist for his well-being, in return for the brother's vow to protect her. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA RELIGION HEALTH)
INDIA-ELECTION/
RTXEAFD
April 23, 2009
A leper holds her voter's identity card as she waits for her turn to cast her ballot at a polling station...
MAHANADI VIHAR, India
A leper holds her voter's identity card at a polling station in Mahanadi Vihar
A leper holds her voter's identity card as she waits for her turn to cast her ballot at a polling station in Mahanadi Vihar, in India's eastern Orissa state, during the second phase of the country's general election April 23, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw (INDIA ELECTIONS POLITICS)
INDIA
RTR241UG
January 30, 2009
A woman suffering from leprosy waits for alms on a roadside on the occasion of anti-leprosy day in Siliguri...
Siliguri, India
A woman suffering from leprosy waits for alms on a roadside on the occasion of anti-leprosy day in Siliguri...
A woman suffering from leprosy waits for alms on a roadside on the occasion of anti-leprosy day in Siliguri January 30, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR217KA
August 16, 2008
A schoolgirl ties a 'Rakhi' on the wrist of a leprosy-affected patient in the northeastern Indian city...
Siliguri, India
A schoolgirl ties a Rakhi on the wrist of a leprosy-affected patient in Siliguri
A schoolgirl ties a 'Rakhi' on the wrist of a leprosy-affected patient in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri August 16, 2008. Raksha Bandhan, an annual Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers, is being celebrated across the country today. During the festival, sisters tie a sacred thread 'Rakhi' around their brothers' wrists for his well-being, in return for the brother's vow to protect them. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
PARAGUAY/
RTR20KO2
August 02, 2008
Paraguayan President-elect Fernando Lugo (R) and Narcisa, 80, talk during his visit to Santa Isabel Hospital...
SAPUCAI, Paraguay
Paraguayan President-elect Fernando Lugo and Narcisa talk during his visit to Santa Isabel Hospital for...
Paraguayan President-elect Fernando Lugo (R) and Narcisa, 80, talk during his visit to Santa Isabel Hospital for leprosy patients in Sapucai, 100 km (62 miles) south of Asuncion, August 2, 2008. Lugo, who assumes the presidency on August 15, was elected in April, ending more than 60 years of one-party rule in the poor South American country notorious for corruption and contraband. He had stepped down as a Roman Catholic bishop, saying he felt powerless to help the poor. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY)
EGYPT/
RTR1YE8S
March 16, 2008
An Egyptian man suffering from leprosy drinks from a cup as he sits on his bed in the leprosy colony...
Cairo, Egypt
An Egyptian man suffering from leprosy drinks from a cup as he sits on his bed in the leprosy colony...
An Egyptian man suffering from leprosy drinks from a cup as he sits on his bed in the leprosy colony of Abu Zabal, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Cairo, March 16, 2008. According to officials at a hospital in the area, most of the leprosy sufferers are not infectious but they remain in the colony because they are rejected by their families and society. The colony currently has 750 residents. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT)
INDIA
RTR1WGN8
January 30, 2008
A leper waits for treatment outside a leprosy clinic in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri January...
Siliguri, India
A leper waits for treatment in Siliguri
A leper waits for treatment outside a leprosy clinic in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri January 30, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
INDIA
RTR1WGN6
January 30, 2008
A leper waits for treatment outside a leprosy clinic in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri January...
Siliguri, India
A leper waits for treatment in Siliguri
A leper waits for treatment outside a leprosy clinic in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri January 30, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
CHINA/
RTX4V4J
December 19, 2007
The hands of Ren'er Futie, a 70-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, are pictured as he stands...
Yuexi, China
The hands of a leper from the Yi ethnic minority are pictured as he stands outside his house in Dayingpan...
The hands of Ren'er Futie, a 70-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, are pictured as he stands outside his house in Dayingpan Village in Yuexi County, Sichuan province December 15, 2007. Dayingpan Village, known by locals in the surrounding area as "ghost village", used to be the place of exile for lepers, and is now home to around 80 families, including 105 residents still suffering from the disease, local media reported. Picture taken December 15, 2007. REUTERS/Joe Chan (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTX4V4H
December 19, 2007
A'er Ku'kemo, a 60-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, waits for medical treatment with her grandchild...
Yuexi, China
A'er Ku'kemo, a 60-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, waits for medical treatment with her grandchild...
A'er Ku'kemo, a 60-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, waits for medical treatment with her grandchild in Dayingpan Village in Yuexi County, Sichuan province December 17, 2007. Dayingpan Village, known by locals in the surrounding area as "ghost village", used to be the place of exile for lepers, and is now home to around 80 families, including 105 residents still suffering from the disease, local media reported. Picture taken December 17, 2007. REUTERS/Joe Chan (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTX4V4C
December 19, 2007
Anuo Wurenmu, a 57-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, takes care of her five grandchildren outside...
Yuexi, China
Anuo Wurenmu, a leper from the Yi ethnic minority, takes care of her five grandchildren outside her house...
Anuo Wurenmu, a 57-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, takes care of her five grandchildren outside her house in Dayingpan Village in Yuexi County, Sichuan province December 15, 2007. Dayingpan Village, known by locals in the surrounding area as "ghost village", used to be the place of exile for lepers, and is now home to around 80 families, including 105 residents still suffering from the disease, local media reported. Picture taken December 15, 2007. REUTERS/Joe Chan (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTX4V49
December 19, 2007
Jiliang Mojia, a 77-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, rests outside her house in Dayingpan...
Yuexi, China
Jiliang Mojia, a 77-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, rests outside her house in Dayingpan...
Jiliang Mojia, a 77-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, rests outside her house in Dayingpan Village in Yuexi County, Sichuan province December 15, 2007. Dayingpan Village, known by locals in the surrounding area as "ghost village", used to be the place of exile for lepers, and is now home to around 80 families, including 105 residents still suffering from the disease, local media reported. Picture taken December 15, 2007. REUTERS/Joe Chan (CHINA)
SUDAN/
RTR1RKHV
July 07, 2007
Apollo Longa-Kenyi (R), a leprosy counselling and care worker, counsels a patient Saviour Gabu in an...
MOGIRI, Sudan
Apollo Kenyi, leprosy counselling and care worker, counsels patient in abandoned village building in...
Apollo Longa-Kenyi (R), a leprosy counselling and care worker, counsels a patient Saviour Gabu in an abandoned village building in Mogiri, southern Sudan July 7, 2007. REUTERS/Edward Ou (SUDAN)
SUDAN/
RTR1RKHS
July 07, 2007
Margaret Tonga, is held by her Leprosy afflicted mother Jocelyn Poni in Mogiri, southern Sudan July 7,...
MOGIRI, Sudan
Margaret Tonga, is held by her leprosy-afflicted mother Jocelyn Poni in Mogiri, southern Sudan
Margaret Tonga, is held by her Leprosy afflicted mother Jocelyn Poni in Mogiri, southern Sudan July 7, 2007. Her parents have been living with leprosy but, following years of war, have not been able to receive proper treatment or medicines, even though it is readily available from the World Health Organization. REUTERS/Edward Ou (SUDAN)
SUDAN/
RTR1RKHJ
July 07, 2007
Jocelyn Poni, 52, eats a meal in her home in Mogiri, south Sudan July 7, 2007. Poni has been afflicted...
MOGIRI, Sudan
Jocelyn Poni eats a meal in her home in Mogiri, south Sudan
Jocelyn Poni, 52, eats a meal in her home in Mogiri, south Sudan July 7, 2007. Poni has been afflicted by leprosy all her life, but when the civil war broke out, she had stopped getting proper treatment. Even as south Sudan recovers from years of war, she is yet to receive medicines for her condition. REUTERS/Edward Ou (SUDAN)
SUDAN/
RTR1RKHB
July 07, 2007
Margaret Tonga (C) sits between her leprosy-afflicted parents in Mogiri, south Sudan July 7, 2007. Her...
MOGIRI, Sudan
Margaret Tonga sits between her leprosy-afflicted parents in Mogiri, south Sudan
Margaret Tonga (C) sits between her leprosy-afflicted parents in Mogiri, south Sudan July 7, 2007. Her parents have been living with leprosy but, following years of war, have not been able to receive proper treatment or medicine, even though it is readily available by the World Health Organization. REUTERS/Edward Ou (SUDAN)
SUDAN/
RTR1RKH3
July 07, 2007
Apollo Longa-Kenyi (L), a leprosy counseling and care worker, administers topical cream to a blister...
MOGIRI, Sudan
Apollo Kenyi, a leprosy counseling and care worker, administers topical cream to a blister on Benjamin...
Apollo Longa-Kenyi (L), a leprosy counseling and care worker, administers topical cream to a blister on Benjamin Longa's foot in Mogiri, south Sudan July 7, 2007. Longa has been living with leprosy but, following years of war, has not been able to receive proper treatment or medicine, even though it is readily available by the World Health Organization. REUTERS/Edward Ou (SUDAN)
INDIA/
RTR1OF2H
April 07, 2007
Sixteen-year-old Arati Karmakar, who suffers from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital in Siliguri...
Siliguri, India
Sixteen-year-old Arati Karmakar, who suffers from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital in Siliguri...
Sixteen-year-old Arati Karmakar, who suffers from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital in Siliguri April 7, 2007. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri (INDIA)
INDIA/
RTR1OF26
April 07, 2007
Sixty-year-old Md Udharu, who suffers from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital in Siliguri...
Siliguri, India
Sixty-year-old Udharu, who suffers from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital in Siliguri
Sixty-year-old Md Udharu, who suffers from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital in Siliguri April 7, 2007. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri (INDIA)
Health
Health
Leprosy Colony in Taiwan - 21 Mar 2007
8 PICTURES
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ2T
March 21, 2007
A resident rides his vehicle at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated...
Taipei, Taiwan
A resident rides his vehicle at a leprosy colony near Taipei
A resident rides his vehicle at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ2N
March 21, 2007
A resident rests in a chair at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated...
Taipei, Taiwan
A resident rests in a chair at a leprosy colony near Taipei
A resident rests in a chair at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ2I
March 21, 2007
A resident is reflected in the mirror as he speaks with a fellow resident at a leprosy colony near Taipei...
Taipei, Taiwan
A resident is reflected in the mirror as he speaks with a fellow resident at a leprosy colony near Taipei...
A resident is reflected in the mirror as he speaks with a fellow resident at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ2G
March 21, 2007
Residents walk in their room at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated...
Taipei, Taiwan
Residents walk in their room at a leprosy colony near Taipei
Residents walk in their room at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ2B
March 21, 2007
A resident prepares dinner at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated...
Taipei, Taiwan
A resident prepares dinner at a leprosy colony near Taipei
A resident prepares dinner at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ2A
March 21, 2007
Residents ride their vehicles at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated...
Taipei, Taiwan
Residents ride their vehicles at a leprosy colony near Taipei
Residents ride their vehicles at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ24
March 21, 2007
The hands of a resident are seen at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being...
Taipei, Taiwan
The hands of a resident are seen at a leprosy colony near Taipei
The hands of a resident are seen at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
TAIWAN-LEPROSY/
RTR1NQ20
March 21, 2007
A resident rests in a chair at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated...
Taipei, Taiwan
A resident rests in a chair at a leprosy colony near Taipei
A resident rests in a chair at a leprosy colony near Taipei March 21, 2007. The colony is being relocated by the government to a nearby hospital to make way for a new subway station but the residents are reluctant to move as they have been living in the colony since 1944 and they are unwilling to stay in a hospital. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)
INDIA
RTR1LRCY
January 29, 2007
A man suffering from leprosy smokes outside his hut in the north eastern Indian city of Siliguri January...
Siliguri, India
A man suffering from leprosy smokes outside his hut in Siliguri
A man suffering from leprosy smokes outside his hut in the north eastern Indian city of Siliguri January 29, 2007. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
INDIA
RTR1LRCX
January 29, 2007
Etwari Ravi Das, suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a clinic in the north eastern Indian...
Siliguri, India
Man suffering from leprosy waits for treatment inside a clinic in Siliguri
Etwari Ravi Das, suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a clinic in the north eastern Indian city of Siliguri January 29, 2007. REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri (INDIA)
Health
Health
Patients with Leprosy in India - 21 Nov 2006
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HEALTH INDIA LEPROSY
RTR1JK1Y
November 21, 2006
Arati Karmakar, 15, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts...
Siliguri, India
Karmakar waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of Siliguri
Arati Karmakar, 15, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city of Siliguri November 10, 2006. Tens of thousands of leprosy sufferers in India are being neglected due to the pressure of reaching a World Health Organisation target in reporting the disease, health experts said. Picture taken November 10, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
HEALTH INDIA LEPROSY
RTR1JK1W
November 21, 2006
A leprosy patient obtains medicine inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city...
Siliguri, India
A leprosy patient obtains medicine inside a hospital on the outskirts of Siliguri
A leprosy patient obtains medicine inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city of Siliguri November 10, 2006. Tens of thousands of leprosy sufferers in India are being neglected due to the pressure of reaching a World Health Organisation target in reporting the disease, health experts said. Picture taken November 10, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
HEALTH INDIA LEPROSY
RTR1JK1T
November 21, 2006
Arati Karmakar, 15, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts...
Siliguri, India
Karmakar waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of Siliguri
Arati Karmakar, 15, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city of Siliguri November 10, 2006. Tens of thousands of leprosy sufferers in India are being neglected due to the pressure of reaching a World Health Organisation target in reporting the disease, health experts said. Picture taken November 10, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
HEALTH INDIA LEPROSY
RTR1JK1Q
November 21, 2006
Hamida Khatun, 70, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts...
Siliguri, India
Khatun waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of Siliguri
Hamida Khatun, 70, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city of Siliguri November 10, 2006. Tens of thousands of leprosy sufferers in India are being neglected due to the pressure of reaching a World Health Organisation target in reporting the disease, health experts said. Picture taken November 10, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
HEALTH INDIA LEPROSY
RTR1JK1N
November 21, 2006
Arati Karmakar, 15, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts...
Siliguri, India
Karmakar waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of Siliguri
Arati Karmakar, 15, who is suffering from leprosy, waits for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city of Siliguri November 10, 2006. Tens of thousands of leprosy sufferers in India are being neglected due to the pressure of reaching a World Health Organisation target in reporting the disease, health experts said. Picture taken November 10, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
HEALTH INDIA LEPROSY
RTR1JK1L
November 21, 2006
Leprosy patients wait for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city...
Siliguri, India
Leprosy patients wait for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of Siliguri
Leprosy patients wait for treatment inside a hospital on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city of Siliguri November 10, 2006. Tens of thousands of leprosy sufferers in India are being neglected due to the pressure of reaching a World Health Organisation target in reporting the disease, health experts said. Picture taken November 10, 2006. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
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